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This is the traditional weekly thrift and bargain finds list.
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Put in what you consider a bargain, tell us how much you paid and the place you got it from. Bargains can be thrift store finds or any second-hand purchases or discounted boardgames bought new. Don't forget to add your encounters with the Thrift Store Irritant Squad™ and any other embellishments in order to make it even more interesting.
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Finally, after months of dryness, I found something I wanted to add to my collection: my favorite card game from my youth. As impossible as this sounds, since I began thrifting about 15 months ago, this is the first time I found a Mille Bornes. Oddly enough, the SVdP on Beechmont (a location I'd never visited before, and one of the nicer thrifts I've been in) had an older version too. This was in better shape. Plus, it featured reproductions of the original !962 artwork, and that was a very good year pour moi.
Missing the scorecards, but otherwise complete and in great shape for $1.50.
Also discovered a wooden Gobblet in excellent condition at another thrift store, but when I opened it up to check for completeness, it was filled with...rat hair. As if the creature had nested in the game. Couldn't overcome the ick factor, so I left it. Bummer.
Atari 2600, 1 set of paddles, 4 joysticks (including 1 Gemstik and original box that came with 2 of them), and 24 games. All games have their boxes and instructions. Some of the boxes still have the store's original price tag.
Was told it works despite the tip of the wire that comes out of the back of the atari a little lose from the wire itself (I can't even remember where that gets plugged into?),
I know that this won't be considered for find of the week but I was pretty pleased with this.
Three weeks ago I saw this game on the Goodwill auction site. Intrigued, I read about it a bit here on BGG - there's not much but it was enough to make me decide I would try for it. I was stunned to see two people get into a bidding war over it and it eventually sold for $31 (with $14.35 shipping and handling on top of that price). Needless to say, I had decided to not get involved in the battle once it was clear they wanted it much more than I did...
What are the odds that I would have walked into my local GW today and found a complete and like new copy of that very same game for $3.99?
My first time to see this thrift staple, so I grabbed it up without undoing the tape to check or completeness. The market for it has dried up a bit, but it turned out to be brand new, unpunched, and includes the book and tape. Hopefully it can generate a small cashflow...
It's been really dry here lately. Well, sort of. I've been being very picky since I simply must clean out my office before I go adding a bunch more stuff to it.
My regular Goodwill got a batch of stuff from a Target recently, and they are inordinately proud of them. I'm eyeing a Monopoly City, but they've got it marked at $15.99, which is preposterous. It's kind of sad, since nobody will buy it for that, so it'll just get torn apart until it's completely unsellable.
Anyway, I was at a different Goodwill today, and I found this in shrink for $3.99. I also saw a Labyrinth Treasure Hunt, but it was missing almost all of the keys, so I decided to pass.
Never watched this show, so this will be trade fodder.
Edition in photo.This is really cool in that it looks like a book.Game is mint and has never been played.Seems this is a Marks and Spencer Edition from 2006.Not sure how rare this is as I couldn't find another on ebay.Paid a little more than normal,£5 from a car boot sale.
According to the price tag on the box, this item was placed on the shelf at the Salvation Army in Lawndale, California the day before I purchased it. It’s going to the trade pile. $3.99 in ludicrous condition.
I bought this game in 2009 at a Venice California thrift store for $2. A fellow Geek offered to buy the game from me even though it wasn’t on my trade list. I named a price of $30 plus shipping but was prepared to be haggled down to twenty. Imagine my surprise when the buyer accepted the deal! Imagine my surprise again when I spotted the game yesterday in Redondo Beach and the asking price was 50¢! This concludes another Amazing Tales from the Thrift Store! (The game is in fair condition and missing the dice and grease pencil.)
$2, VV Almost missed this, scanned the entire store to see if the base game was around but no dice. In excellent shape, the rule book hasn't even been cracked, sadly missing 4 minor figurines and their bases, anyone know where to buy spares?
The new year needs to start with a great list, so I'm going to do my level best to get this 20 pages. 500 games would be nice, too. I' doubt just my finds will push it over, but we'll see how it goes.
I had a pretty nice run on the weekend, starting with Bookshelf Goodness. The bits are baggied and there's a stamp "Property of Strategy Club". One of these is a good sign. It's well played, but in excellent condition.